When you discover the perfect hair color to fit your coloring and personal style, it's a look you'll want to hold on to for as long as possible. Below, we're sharing our tips for extending the life of your color. Try out these tips and products to keep your look fresh.
Trust The Pros
The process of keeping your hair color looking its best starts with how you get your color in the first place. First thing’s first, always leave the job to the professionals. A salon dye job will last longer than do-it-yourself kits, as your stylist will know which products and techniques will work best. There's also a much better chance that you'll end up with a shade you love.
Keep Heat To A Minimum
We all know that heat causes damage to hair, and that damage is multiplied when hair is color treated. The heat will cause color to fade faster, leaving you with a dull look. Opt for air drying whenever possible, and use the lower settings on tools when you need them. Heat protecting products can also help to cut down on the damage.
Slow Down The Shampoo
Shampoo is made to strip hair of additives. While that's great for removing oil and product build up from your hair, it also means that each shampoo will chip away at the color you've added. Try to limit shampooing to a maximum of three times per week to prevent fading.
Use The Right Products
When you do shampoo, make sure you're using great products. Ordinary shampoo will get the job done, but it won't help to preserve your color. Look for products that are designed specifically for those with color treated hair. We suggest Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color, which is made to give your hair a mega dose of moisture, while protecting strands from the elements that can cause damage and fading. Find Oribe products at The Salon by Lora Brown.
Tend To Your Roots
Over time, as your hair grows, your roots will be a tell tale sign of your colored hair. To reduce the appearance of roots, add volume and variety to your hairstyle. Part your hair in a different way, then use a volumizing spray or dry shampoo to add lift. Both will make roots less noticeable. While you wait to go back to your stylist for another dye, maintain your look with root touch ups, adding color just to the roots.
To make the most of your hair color, visit the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown. The stylists will help you choose the perfect shade and offer advice for maintaining your look between appointments.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.